MacDougall Auctions 8 June 2009

8 Jun 2009

Artist Index / Full Catalogue


RUSSIAN (MSTERA), CIRCA 1800

9. THE GUARDIAN ANGEL WITH SIX FAMILY PATRONS AND THE NEW TESTAMENT TRINITY

RUSSIAN (MSTERA), CIRCA 1800

36 by 30.9 cm.
15,000-20,000 pounds


Having extended wings, blessing, holding a sword, and standing on a floating, swirling cloud, the Guardian Angel is surrounded by six patron saints, to the left three holy Bishops, each holding a Gospel, to the right three female martyrs in blessing, the upper part of the composition is occupied by a circular image with the Trinity; Christ and God the Father seated on an opulent gilt throne with high back, supported by a fiery red seraphim, the Holy Spirit is depicted as a dove against a shining circular Mandorla.


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